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Nathan Holowaty, right, was one of the first to purchase legal cannabis in North Battleford Wednesday.
Nathan Holowaty, right, was one of the first to purchase legal cannabis in North Battleford Wednesday. Tyler Marr/battlefordsNOW Staff

First cannabis sold in the Battlefords as prohibition ends

By Tyler Marr
October 17, 2018 - 12:39pm

Over 30 people stood eagerly inline outside Fire & Flower Cannabis as passerby honked and hollered in support.

“Welcome cannabis,” Jim Davey said while wielding a massive set of scissors to snip the ribbon on the door of his cannabis retail outlet in North Battleford.

 

Jim Davey is the owner of one of the cannabis retail outlets in North Battleford and was eager to be a part of history.
Jim Davey is the owner of one of the cannabis retail outlets in North Battleford and was eager to be a part of history. Tyler Marr/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Battleford readies for first legal cannabis purchases

By Tyler Marr
October 17, 2018 - 10:22am

Standing huddled together with coffee in hand and toques on their head, residents in the Battlefords were eagerly waiting for the doors to open on the region's first legal cannabis outlets Wednesday.

Amber L’Heureux will make her CPCA debut in North Battleford in May, and in doing so, become the first professional female driver in the circuits six-decade history as well as the first in the world.
Amber L’Heureux will make her CPCA debut in North Battleford in May, and in doing so, become the first professional female driver in the circuits six-decade history as well as the first in the world. supplied photo/Amber L’Heureux

First female CPCA driver to make racing debut in North Battleford next spring

By Tyler Marr
October 15, 2018 - 6:27pm

When the horn sounds on May 31 at the North Battleford Exhibition Grounds and thundering hooves hit the dirt to start the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) season, history will be made by at least one driver.

As of Aug. 31, 2018, 37 people have died on the job in Saskatchewan.
As of Aug. 31, 2018, 37 people have died on the job in Saskatchewan. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Uptick in Saskatchewan workplace fatalities in 2018 'shocking and disturbing'

By Tyler Marr
October 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

In the first eight months of 2018, 37 people died on the job in Saskatchewan, a steep increase over the number of workplace fatalities in 2017 and a count already on par with the 15-year average.

Trade and export development minister Jeremy Harrison and deputy premier Gordon Wyant are off to Israel to conduct a week-long trade mission.
Trade and export development minister Jeremy Harrison and deputy premier Gordon Wyant are off to Israel to conduct a week-long trade mission. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Harrison, Wyant off to Israel for trade mission

By Tyler Marr
October 8, 2018 - 10:11am Updated: October 8, 2018 - 10:42am

Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison, the trade and export development minister, and deputy premier Gordon Wyant are off to Israel to conduct a week-long trade mission.

Meadow Lake mayor Gary Vidal is vying for the Conservative Party nomination for the region's federal riding.
Meadow Lake mayor Gary Vidal is vying for the Conservative Party nomination for the region's federal riding. file photo/meadowlakeNOW Staff

M.L. mayor seeks Tory nomination for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River riding

By Tyler Marr
October 3, 2018 - 5:42pm

The mayor of Meadow Lake said he feels a compulsion to put his name into the ring to seek the Conservative party nomination for the riding of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River.

Thirty-one Saskatchewan firefighters returned home Tuesday afternoon after spending 13 days on the front line battling wildfires in British Columbia.
Thirty-one Saskatchewan firefighters returned home Tuesday afternoon after spending 13 days on the front line battling wildfires in British Columbia. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Saskatchewan firefighters return from battling B.C. wildfires

By Tyler Marr
August 21, 2018 - 5:42pm

Owen Price fought wildfires for 30 years and said the smoke conditions he witnessed in wildfire-stricken British Columbia is something he has never experienced in his career.

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